Funding for the MSSB is provided by the United Soybean Board, the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, the Louisiana Soybean & Grain Research & Promotion Board, the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, and the Texas Soybean Board.
Soybean checkoff funds are used by this board.
Current Research Projects
Introduction of Feed Grains into Mid-South Soybean Production Systems - Dr. John Orlowski & Dr. Bobby Golden, Mississippi State University
Summary of project can be found here. The March 2014 project report can be found here. The June 2014 project report can be found here. August 2014 Power point presentation to the board can be found here. December 2014 project report can be found here. February 2015 power point report to MSSB can be found here December 2015 Quarterly Report to USB can be found here
Irrigation Water Management for Southern Region Soybean Growers Researchers: Jason Krutz & Chris Henry
2017 funding involves analysis of survey results.
NEW: Enhanced Pest Control Systems for Mid-South Soybean Production Researcher: Trey Price
This project has been funded by the United Soybean Board and has also been approved for funding by the MSSB.
Presentations to MSSB 1-30-17
Website photos provided by the
United Soybean Board
Completed Research Projects
Effect of Planting Date, Latitude, and Environmental Factors on Choice of Maturity Group in Mid-South Soybean
Production - Dr. Larry Purcell, University of Arkansas
Summary of project can be found here.
The December 2013 project report can be found here. The July 2014 project report can be found here. August 2014 Power point presentation to the board can be found here. December 2014 project report can be found here. February 2015 power point report to MSSB can be found here Final Report Summary can be found here. Dr. Purcell has been provided with an extension for 2015 by the MSSB for additional data analysis and the development of a decision tool for producers to use in determining which maturity group fits their needs. ****SOYMAP - Decision tool available here. We now have available a decision support tool for the MidSouth based upon the 3-year planting date and MG experiment that was supported jointly by USB and MSSB. ... ****A new Youtube tutorial for the SOYMAP Decision tool can be found here. 2/29/16.
SOYRISK - A Decision Tool to Analyze Risk and Return to Soybean Maturity Group and Planting Date Choices in the Mid South: Michael Popp, University of Arkansas